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Best Restaurants in Savannah, GA on the River for Lunch and Dinner

Written by Boatsetter Team
May 3, 2024

Last Updated on May 19, 2024 by Boatsetter Team

Savannah River offers numerous restaurants ranging from casual to upscale dining experiences, along River Street. Get out and about with a day of exploration in Savannah, Georgia where there are many things for visitors and locals to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a delicious lunch or an unforgettable dinner experience, our guide will help you explore the best restaurants in Savannah on the river.

Remember, you can also reach and explore the Historic Savannah Riverfront by renting a boat in Savannah, GA from Boatsetter.

Below are the best Savannah, GA restaurants on the river, to get to by boat:

  1. Vic’s on the River
  2. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern
  3. Huey’s On The River
  4. Dub’s, A Public House
  5. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill
  6. Spanky’s River Street
  7. River House Seafood
  8. The Shrimp Factory
  9. Chart House
  10. Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House

1. Vic’s on the River

Vic's on the River in Savannah, Georgia

Vic’s on the River is nestled in an old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street; entrances are on Bay and River Streets. This restaurant is the perfect place for locals and visitors to experience Savannah’s Southern charm and traditional Southern cuisine. It’s also a great restaurant for those looking for a good seafood restaurant in Savannah.

Vic’s on the River has lunch and dinner menus, featuring everything from starters to sandwiches and soups and salads to entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crawfish beignets
  • Pecan fried flounder
  • Blackened shrimp pasta
  • Southern BBQ meatloaf

2. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern in Savannah, Georgia

Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern is Savannah’s first restaurant on Historic River Street and has been serving locals and tourists for the past 35 years. This unique restaurant specializes in USDA-aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, locally sourced seafood, and decadent desserts. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern offers lunch, dinner, specialty, wine, bar, cocktails, and dessert menus. Popular menu items include:

  • Grilled salmon filet
  • Ribeye
  • Double lamb chops
  • Savannah trifle

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3. Huey’s On The River

Huey's On The River in Savannah, Georgia

Huey’s On The River is one of Savannah’s historic River Street restaurants offering an authentic New Orleans-themed menu. The historical setting of the restaurant places you in an 1817 cotton warehouse designed of balastone and brick with floor-to-ceiling windows. Huey’s On the River’s menu has creatively combined a mouth-watering blend of traditional American cuisine with touches of Cajun, Creole, and southern cuisine.

Huey’s On The River offers brunch and dinner menus featuring appetizers, entrées, sandwiches, and decadent desserts. Popular menu items include:

  • The Bayou seafood platter
  • Shrimp Creole
  • Pasta Jambalaya
  • Savannah River Farms pork chops
  • Low country surf and turf

Popular dessert menu items include praline cheesecake, bourbon sorghum pecan pie, and key lime pie.

4. Dub’s, A Public House

Dub’s, a Public House, is the only sports bar on River Street, with a carefully crafted menu featuring a unique cocktail list and mouthwatering chalkboard specials. This restaurant is the perfect place in Savannah to enjoy dinner with friends and family, with many opportunities to catch the game. The menu at Dub’s includes appetizers, flatbreads, tacos, salads, stacks and baskets, great expectations, and burgers. Popular menu items include:

  • Wings
  • Spring pea hummus
  • Pulled chicken tacos
  • Steak and cheese sandwich
  • Shrimp frites

5. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill

Lizzy's Tequila Bar & Grill in Savannah, Georgia

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill is set inside an old 1800s trade warehouse, offering two stories of waterfront burger bar excitement. The restaurant serves everything from fried pickles to taco twists, offering a beautiful river view. Popular menu items include:

  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Savannah crab dip
  • Buffalo chicken salad
  • Various taco creations

Also, don’t forget to grab a handcrafted milkshake, including vanilla, strawberry, and decadent chocolate.

6. Spanky’s River Street

Spanky’s River Street is where people in Savannah go for mouth-watering, finger-lickin’ food. This restaurant is Home to the Original Chicken Finger and has an excellent Happy Hour. Nestled on the Savannah River, Spanky’s has been family-owned and operated since 1976 and has become a community favorite. The restaurant is popular among those seeking Italian food on the Savannah Riverfront.

Menus at Spanky’s include munchies, porridge, greens, chicken fingers, pizza, etc. Popular menu items include:

  • Fried pickle spears
  • Spanky’s burgers
  • Famous chicken fingers

7. River House Seafood

River House Seafood has been locally owned and operated since 1982 and is the area’s premier seafood restaurant. Enjoy fine dining on the Savannah River in an 18th-century restored cotton warehouse where you can enjoy everything from signature shrimp and grits with tasso gravy to grouper Florentine. Popular menu items include

  • Jumbo lump crab cake
  • Escargot
  • Lobster shrimp roll
  • Pecan bourbon salmon
  • Skillet blackened Mahi

8. The Shrimp Factory

The Shrimp Factory in Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy low country cuisine right on River Street. The Shrimp Factory has been a Savannah tradition for more than 40 years, and both tourists and locals love to experience some of the city’s tastiest seafood cruising. Like many other restaurants nestled on the Savannah River, this restaurant is set in a former cotton warehouse built in 1823. The Shrimp Factory serves lunch and dinner, offering the perfect dining experience and incredible views.

Popular menu items available at The Shrimp Factory include:

  • Shrimp burger
  • Crab cake sandwich
  • Turkey bacon club
  • Southern fried chicken
  • Shrimp tacos

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9. Chart House

Chart House is a seafood restaurant offering an old-fashioned dining experience with an exquisite piece of Georgia’s southern historical charm. Nestled along the Savannah River, patrons have spectacular waterfront views and will fall in love with the Low Country southern seafood classics. Menus at Chart House offer everything from appetizers to soups and salads and sandwiches to prime rib entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crunchy coconut shrimp
  • King salmon with potato leek cakes
  • Teriyaki sirloin steak
  • Paneed chicken
  • Mini lava cakes

10. Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House

Fiddlers' Crab and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia

Since 1999, Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House have been serving up some of the freshest seafood found on River Street. This restaurant is best known for its signature crab cakes, hand-shucked oysters, and shellfish platters.

Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House is set in a historic 1850s cotton warehouse nestled on River Street’s cobblestones and is the perfect place to sit on the balcony and watch the ships pass by.

Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House has lunch and dinner menus featuring an oyster bar, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fry baskets, and entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crab dip
  • Spicy garlic shrimp
  • Fiddlers’ burgers
  • Mahi tacos
  • Blue crab quesadilla
  • Deviled crab dinner

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If you are in the Savannah, Georgia, area and looking for a place to eat, check out the above-listed restaurants. They all are indeed an experience you cannot miss out on. If you want to enjoy an adventure on the Savannah river, where all of these restaurants are located, connect with a local Boatsetter owner to book your boat rental or guided tour of the area.

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